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Employment
STAFF CHANGES:
St. Elizabeth’s in Belleville

HSHS St. Elizabeth's recently welcomed 23 RN Residents to St. Elizabeth’s nursing team. As a teaching hospital, St. Elizabeth's is privileged to take part in the national Versant RN Resident Program, which is a comprehensive, evidence-based onboarding of new graduate nurses. The program helps nurses gain the experience, critical reasoning, skills and confidence they need to navigate the complexity of a hospital health care setting. This innovative, one-on-one attention prevents novice nurses from feeling overwhelmed in their first year of work. The supportive components of debriefing and mentoring offer the RN Residents support throughout the residency and during their first year at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, which helps the residents progress to high competence levels quickly, safely and efficiently. “Since the program began in July 2006, St. Elizabeth’s RN Residency has successfully trained over 240 nurses, becoming the premier RN residency program for our region,” said Sharon Busch, RN Residency Manager. Learn more about St. Elizabeth’s RN Residency Program at www.steliz.org/teachinghospital.
Emily Wilson, Emily.Wilson@hshs.org, HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 618-234-2120, www.steliz.org

POSITIONS: NURSING
AW Health Care Home Health/Private Duty Nurses seeks RNs to provide medical home health and private duty nursing services. FT, PT and PRN positions open. Great nursing skills, personable, caring; must have reliable transportation; assignments throughout St. Louis and Jefferson Counties and the City of St. Louis, West St. Louis, St. Charles and Warren Counties; Illinois 7-county service area: Macoupin, Madison, Bond, St. Clair, Monroe, Clinton and Washington; flexible schedules.
Rebecca Boerner, r.boerner@awhealthcare.net, AW Health Care, (314) 726-5600, www.awhealthcare.net

POSITION: OMBUDSMAN
VOYCE St. Louis

The Regional Ombudsman Coordinator Position at VOYCE is charged with promoting the highest quality of life for those living in long-term care settings by empowering and educating individuals and families. The Coordinator supervises approximately 20-30 ombudsman volunteers to identify issues, isolate particular causes of concern and skillfully resolve any challenges with compassion and respect for those living in a long-term care community. In addition to advocating on behalf of residents at the local level, the Coordinator is involved in statewide systemic advocacy efforts to improve the quality of care for all residents. VOYCE provides free assistance to families and individuals seeking long-term care for loved ones, as well as advocacy services for those living in long-term care settings. See the full description of the position: http://www.theromegroup.com/Default.aspx?tabid=105&jobid=4663.
Mary Lynn Donovan, mlfdonovan@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-918-8222, www.voycestl.org

POSITIONS: RN, LPN, CNA
Carrington Place of St. Charles

Thanks to a strong census and growth in our other levels of care, we're looking to hire day and night RNs, night LPN and CNAs for all shifts. Carrington Place of St Charles is a continuum of care community; Brian Cain, Administrator, Bonnie Polster, DON and Karen Brown, ADON. Go to www.stcharlesretirement.com to apply online today!
Jen Ryan, jenryan@carringtonplaces.com, Carrington Place of St Charles, 636-946-4966, www.stcharlesretirement.com

POSITION: DAYCARE PROVIDER
Family Partners Adult Day Center

State Licensed Adult Day Center is seeking caring, enthusiastic, reliable and self-motivated individual for activities and care for seniors with Alzheimer's. Duties include leading activities (music, reminiscing, exercise, discussion, crafts, etc.) and assisting with ADL's (including personal care). The best candidate is very personable, dependable, and passionate about great care for seniors and their loved ones. Strong communication skills are a must! Please email your resume and bring your smile! We would love to meet you! Daytime hours. Pay based on experience.
Lauren Erdelen, lauren@familypartners.com, Family Partners, 314-686-4444, www.familypartners.com

JOB FAIR: CNA, CMT, LPN/RN
Bethesda Meadow

Sunday, August 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Bethesda Meadow, 322 Old State Road, Ellisville, MO 63021. Bethesda brings out the best in you! At Bethesda, more than 1,200 employees dedicate their careers to improving the lives of others. Bethesda has been named to the select group of those earning recognition as one of the "Best Places to Work in St. Louis" each of the last four years. The following positions are currently available:  C.N.A. - Full and part-time evening and nights; CMT's - Part-time day and evening shifts; LPN/RN - Full-time evening and night shifts; Housekeeper - Full-time days; Activities Assistant - Full-time days.
Charlotte Busch, cibusch@bethesdahealth.org, Bethesda Meadow, 636-449-1661, bethesdahealth.jobs

POSITIONS: RN/ADON
Hillside Manor

RN/ADON needed for 208-bed skilled nursing facility. Specialties include Psychiatric Care, Dementia/Alzheimer's Care, Bariatric Management, IV Therapy, and Extensive Wound Care. Experience or expertise in these areas or QAPI a plus. Must have management experience with the ability to work under the leadership of the Director of Nursing. Come join a motivated team working together to provide "Healthcare From the Heart". Benefits available. Please send resume to Danielle Young, at Hillside Manor, 1265 McLaran Ave., St. Louis, MO 63147.
Danielle Young, dyoung@hillsidemanorhc.com, Hillside Manor, 314-388-4121, hillsidemanorhc.com

POSITION: SALES/MARKETING
BrightStar Care of St. Charles

Looking for an experienced Sales and Marketing Manager. This position is responsible for developing referral sources within the territory in an effort to increase sales. They will do this by establishing and maintaining contacts that will develop into sales leads. They will have a strong presence in the community and actively promote the BrightStar brand. If interested please contact us at 636-866-0722.
Marilyn Kasal, marilyn.kasal@brightstarcare.com, BrightStar of St. Charles, 636-866-0722, brightstarcare.com

POSITION: MARKETING
Bethesda Health Group

Bethesda currently has an opening for a Marketing Writer. This full-time position is responsible for researching and writing for a variety of mediums within the spectrum of Bethesda's current and future marketing mix, which includes articles, social media postings, web blogs, advertising copy, brochure copy, and helping coordinate the launch of an e-newsletter. The successful candidate will also utilize the articles, posts, blogs and other writing to enhance the telling of the Bethesda story; help further establish the Bethesda “brand” to increase visibility and awareness of Bethesda to targeted audiences; and serve as a resource for all Bethesda businesses (long-term care, independent living and home and community-based services) as a member of the Corporate Marketing team to help achieve census goals. For more information or to apply, please go to www.BethesdaHealth.org.
Jeff Waldman, jrwaldman@bethesdahealth.org, Bethesda Health Group, 314-800-1908, www.BethesdaHealth.org

POSITION: RN/UNIT MANAGER
Hillside Manor

RN/1st Floor Unit Manager responsible for day-to-day operation of 1st floor, consisting of mentoring nursing staff, chart audits, infection control, laboratory audits, medication pass audits, infection control monitoring, staff supervision, behavior monitoring, attend various resident care meetings, etc. Must be able to provide excellent Nursing care with compassion and ability to motivate staff. Please direct all inquiries to Danielle Young at Hillside Manor, 1265 McLaran Ave., St. Louis, MO 63147.
Danielle Young, dyoung@hillsidemanorhc.com, Hillside Manor, 314-388-4121, hillsidemanorhc.com
Honors & Recognition
MEDICAL GROUP RECEIVES PLATINUM PERFORMANCE AWARD
HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital/Prairie Heart Institute has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is one of only 319 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes the cardiology department’s colleagues’ and physicians’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations. “This award is a proud achievement for our entire cardiac team. It reflects the hard work and coordination of all colleagues and physicians who care for some of our most seriously ill patients and their families,” said Bonita Schnieder, MS RT and Director Heart and Vascular Services at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. For more information cardiac services at St. Elizabeth’s, visit steliz.org or prairiefirst.com.
Emily Wilson, Emily.Wilson@hshs.org, HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 618-234-2120, www.steliz.org
Arts & Entertainment
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
7:00 p.m. at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater

Senior Services Plus and the Alton Park and Recreation Department are seeking participants for a “Greatest Generation Walk” that will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II. The walk is part of a movement known as “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive!”. The walk will take place at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater. A mile walk and commemorative ceremony will take place. The process of picking up t-shirts at the event will take place between 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Walk-Up registrations will also be accepted during that time frame, however, pre-registration is preferred. After the first 100 participants, a registration fee of $10 each is being asked. A PDF version of the form is available at seniorservicesplus.org. Veterans will be honored at the walk by receiving a special “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive!’’ commemorative pin, provided by Vitas Healthcare. Volunteers will also be available to assist anyone with mobility issues. For more information, contact Senior Services Plus’ Events & Activities Coordinator, Kim Campbell at 618-465-3298 ext. 146 or email kcampbell@seniorservicesplus.org.
Kim Campbell, kcampbell@seniorservicesplus.org, Greatest Generation Walk & Ceremony, 618-465-3298, http://www.seniorservicesplus.org

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
6:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Community Center

Mary Ryder Home Trivia Night fundraiser. $25/person or $250 for table of ten. Cult Movie theme with prizes for best table decoration and costumes. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with 10 rounds of general knowledge trivia categories starting at 7:00 p.m. Games, Silent Auction, free beer, soda, and water. BYO snacks! Visit our website at www.maryryderhome.org for more information or to register.
Regina Bennett, rbennett@maryryderhome.org, Mary Ryder Home, 314-531-2981, www.maryryderhome.org

AUGUST 28 to 30; SEPTEMBER 11 to 13
at YMCA Trout Lodge

Grape Friends Harvest Weekends. Experience the magic of harvest! Join us at the Edg-Clif Winery vineyard just down the road from YMCA Trout Lodge, when grapes are at their peak for making handcrafted wines, and learn how to harvest these luscious clusters. Also, enjoy wine tasting and a field dinner at the winery, and meet the winery owners. In addition to these activities, on Aug. 29th, take the Washington County Farm Tour; and on Sept. 11-13, enjoy jelly-making. Join us as our weekend guest at YMCA Trout Lodge for all of these delicious activities. An adults-only program with a total of 14 guests accepted, so make your reservation today while there are still spots available. Rates always include lodging, meals and scheduled activities. To register or for more information, please contact Nicolle Wright at 888-386-9622.
Nicolle Wright, nwright@ymcastlouis.org, YMCA Trout Lodge, 888-386-9622, ymcaoftheozarks.org

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Cambridge Adult Day Center in St. Charles

Brunch and Bingo. Come play bingo, win prizes, meet new friends, take a tour and hear about our exciting new program Empower Hours. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Teresa at 636-757-3672 to save a spot!
Teresa Stamey, TCS.Moa001@cambridgeadc.com, Cambridge Adult Day Center, 636-757-3672, www.Cambridgeadc.com

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Missouri History Museum

Maturity and Its Muse In partnership with The Missouri History Museum presents The Silver Stages Series: The Queens of Swing. The premiere performance, on our silver stage, for this all “girl” trio will feature a show which combines history, music and fun. Admission is free. Held in the E. Desmond Lee Auditorium at The Missouri History Museum located at Lindell & DeBaliviere in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63112. Doors open at 10:00 a.m., performance runs 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For accessibility information, call Lynn Hamilton at 314-420-1444 or email lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org.
Lynn Hamilton, lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org, Maturity And Its Muse, 314-420-1444, www.maturityanditsmuse.org

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Oasis

Dance Party! Get your groove on at a dance party where you’ll learn some simple dance moves. We’ll Zumba, Wobble, Cupid Shuffle and more.  Fee: $6.
Christopher Brown, cbrown@oasisnet.org, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

THURSDAYS IN SEPTEMBER

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm. at AMC Creve Coeur 12

The Silver Screen Series: Films Celebrating Creative Aging Through the Arts will return for its 3rd year. Film titles and discussants to be announced soon. Presented by The Creve Coeur Arts Committee and Maturity and Its Muse. Thanks to the generosity of the AMC Creve Coeur, the City of Creve Coeur and Maturity and Its Muse, we are pleased to offer the Silver Screen Series free of charge. For additional information, please contact Lynn Hamilton at 314-420-1444. See you at the movies!
Lynn Hamilton, lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org, Maturity And Its Muse, 314-420-1444, maturityanditsmuse.org

SEPT. 11 THRU NOV. 2
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre

Seniors & Company Adult Day Services Fall Art Fair "Into The Woods” will be held at #1 St. Peters Centre Blvd. St. Peters, MO 63376. Admission is free! Happy Anniversary to Seniors & Company Adult Day Services! A Big thank you to our community for allowing us to serve you for 18 years! We are St. Peters proud!
Laura Schultz, lschultz@seniorsandco.com, Seniors &Company Adult Day Services, Inc., 636-926-2121, www.seniorsandco.com

SEPTEMBER 17
6:00 p.m. at Sunnyhill Inc.

Discover Scotland Informational Meeting. 11140 So. Towne Square Ste. 101 St. Louis, MO 63123. At Sunnyhill Inc., our motto is to create opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. We are reaching out to you, in hopes that you might be interested in joining our camp director, Rob Darroch, for an experience you won’t soon forget. Rob’s passion for helping individuals with disabilities brought him from his hometown in Scotland to Sunnyhill many years ago. This unforgettable tour of the stunning country will depart on September 3, 2016 for 10 days. Sunnyhill will be the recipient of a portion of the proceeds raised from this exciting opportunity. Please join us for a free informational meeting to learn more about Discover Scotland, hosted by Colette. Please RSVP by 9/3 to Amy Moore at 314-845-3900 or amoore@sunnyhillinc.org. For more information on Sunnyhill Inc., visit our website at www.sunnyhillinc.org or call 314-845-3900. For information on Sunnyhill Adventures, our 65-acre camp in Dittmer, call 636-274-9044. For more information about Collette, visit www.gocollette.com. RSVP required.
Amy Moore, amoore@sunnyhillinc.org, Sunnyhill Inc., 314-276-5078, www.sunnyhillinc.org

SEPTEMBER 18 to 21
Visit Trotter Art at Taste of St. Louis

Jim Trotter, jim@trotterart.com, Trotter Art Inc., 314-878-0777, www.trotterart.com

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Louis Oasis

Art in the Parks: Join us as we explore the rich history of the region, the relationship between contemporary art and the natural environment and the ways art and urban design contribute to the quality of life in St Louis. From Kim Yasuda’s Hunt + Gather, to the Vandeventer Place Gates and Jim Dine’s Big White Gloves, Big Four Wheels, we’ll discover monuments and memorials, site-specific and socially engaged projects, iconic sculptures and hidden gems, in parks throughout the Metro Area. Fee: $12
Maria  Gholson, mgholson@oasisnet.org, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
at Red Oak Resort

Sunnyhill to Host Annual Bass Tournament. Attention anglers! We want to lure you in!  Take Off: 7:00 a.m. Weigh-In: 3:00 p.m. $100/boat. Tournament entry includes goody bag and Sunnyhill hat. Prizes for 1st – 10th place Big Bass contest (optional); Junk Fish Contest – free entry for every angler $50 prize; Duck Race to be held just after the weigh-in. Cost is 3 ducks for $5. To register or purchase ducks, please visit the “Events” tab on our website, www.sunnyhillinc.org or call Luke at 314-845-3900. In partnership with community and natural supports, Sunnyhill empowers individuals with disabilities to become productive citizens and achieve their individual dreams. We provide services for more than 700 clients each year through our residential, recreational and educational programs. Our goal is to seek independence, empowerment and a life to the fullest for people of all abilities. We strive to treat everyone as an individual. For more information on Sunnyhill Inc., visit our website at www.sunnyhillinc.org or call 314-845-3900. For information on Sunnyhill Adventures, our 65-acre camp in Dittmer, call 636-274-9044.
Amy Moore, amoore@sunnyhillinc.org, Sunnyhill Inc., 314-276-5078, www.sunnyhillinc.org

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
Ferguson Community Center

Village Symposium: Empowering Ourselves to Impact our Diverse Senior Communities. Presented by the St. Louis Minority Advocacy Coalition to honor the International Day of Older Persons. This new event offers an array of educational activities to promote personal well-being and the spirit of "giving back and helping others." Ferguson Community Center is located at 1050 Smith Ave., Ferguson, MO 63135. For information, contact mary.wang@bilingualstl.org.
Ellen Sherman, ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org, Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org
Health & Wellness
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Desoto Library

Heart Health presentation will explain how to best care for your heart with diet and exercise, how to prevent heart disease, and specific foods to consume and not consume in order to benefit heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans and in order to live healthy and long-lasting lives we must know how to prevent heart disease with simple lifestyle changes.
John Marshall, jmarshall@signaturehealth.net, Signature Medical Group, 314-843-1445, www.signaturemedicalgroup.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at the National Kidney Foundation

Missouri Kidney Program (MOKP) offers free classes to people with Stage 3 through Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease. Experienced nurses, dietitians and social workers share information. In addition, people already living with kidney failure share their experience as part of the discussions on options. Guests are welcome. The next St Louis class will be held August 29 at NKF headquarters, 1001 Craig Rd., Suite 480, St. Louis, MO. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend, please R.S.V.P. to Missouri Kidney Program at 800-733-7345.
Carol Newmark, Newmarkpc@aol.com, Missouri Kidney Program, 314-807-1596, https://MOKP.missouri.edu/public/classes.asp

MONDAY, AUGUST 31
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Tesson Library

Learn how to properly hydrate in the heat, the benefits of hydration, the negative effects of dehydration. Hydrating our bodies properly is an important aspect of staying healthy, especially during the summer heat. Dehydration can have many consequences, making it important to learn how to correctly hydrate.
John Marshall, jmarshall@signaturehealth.net, Signature Medical Group, 314-843-1445, www.signaturemedicalgroup.com

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Lemay Ferry SC

Food safety with a food tasting. Learn how to safely store, handle and clean up food to avoid illness, the importance of following food safety, the best ways to save money by avoiding spoiled food and waste. Food safety is an important topic because it helps people save money by avoiding spoiled food and waste and avoid food borne illnesses. This presentation teaches many vital lessons in food safety that many do not know or follow.
John Marshall, jmarshall@signaturehealth.net, Signature Medical Group, 314-843-1445, www.signaturemedicalgroup.com

Aging
Sect’s Death Ritual Clashes With Indian Law
8/24/2015 9:00:00 PM By ELLEN BARRY and MANSI CHOKSI NYTimes Aging - News
Citing a right to religious practice, members of the Jain faith are protesting a ruling barring santhara, a fast to the death that a judge declared a form of suicide. View More...
Ensuring Social Security’s Future
8/23/2015 9:00:00 PM NYTimes Aging - News
Readers discuss possible changes to the retirement program. View More...
The Right Dose of Exercise for the Aging Brain
8/12/2015 2:31:02 AM By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS NYTimes Aging - News
A brisk walk may be all it takes to help improve our ability to think as we age, but more may not be better, according to a new study of exercise and cognition. View More...
I’m Too Old for This
8/8/2015 9:00:00 PM By DOMINIQUE BROWNING NYTimes Aging - News
Only when you hit 60 can you put yesterday’s worries behind you, the writer discovers. View More...
Times Have Changed: Senior Version
8/5/2015 5:30:46 AM By JOAN WILE NYTimes Aging - News
Metropolitan Diary: Three elderly women waiting for the bus have a frank discussion of things their grandmothers would not have discussed. View More...
‘Sex Never Dies,’ but a Medicare Option for Older Men Does
8/3/2015 9:00:00 PM By PAULA SPAN NYTimes Aging - News
On July 1, Medicare stopped covering erection pumps — an indication, some experts say, that the sexual health of older adults is not taken seriously. View More...
Providing the Soundtrack for Life’s Last Moments
8/1/2015 9:00:00 PM By JENNIFER L. HOLLIS NYTimes Aging - News
A harpist makes it her mission to use the strains of beautiful music to ease the strain of the final days for the dying and their loved ones. View More...
Hitting the Gym and the Trails, Looking to Extend the Golden Years
7/31/2015 9:00:00 PM By ABBY ELLIN NYTimes Aging - News
Retirees who want to live longer and enjoy those postwork years use their discretionary incomes to seek help with healthful eating and exercise. View More...
What’s Your Secret to a Long Life? Tell Us in a Video
7/30/2015 12:34:26 PM By THE NEW YORK TIMES NYTimes Aging - News
The Times is asking readers to submit a 15-second video of a person age 85 and older answering that age-old question. View More...
As Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50, Use of Private Health Plans Surges
7/29/2015 9:00:00 PM By ROBERT PEAR NYTimes Aging - News
Enrollment in private insurance plans has soared as the government has tried to control costs and improve care for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. View More...
Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: Study
8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study
8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Hispanics in U.S. Least Likely to Dial 911 for Stroke
8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Hispanics in U.S. Least Likely to Dial 911 for Stroke
Category: Health News
Created: 8/12/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM  View More...
1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC
8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: 1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC
Category: Health News
Created: 8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Many Older Americans Feel Prepared for Aging
8/3/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Many Older Americans Feel Prepared for Aging
Category: Health News
Created: 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/3/2015 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors
7/28/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/28/2015 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age
7/21/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2015 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds
7/21/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2015 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors
7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors
Category: Health News
Created: 7/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Nursing Home Care Improving for U.S. Minorities, Study Finds
7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Nursing Home Care Improving for U.S. Minorities, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 7/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Hot Weather Safety Essential for Elderly
7/13/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Hot Weather Safety Essential for Elderly
Category: Health News
Created: 7/12/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/13/2015 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Seniors
CPR more successful on TV than in real life
8/29/2015 10:48:32 PM Big News Network
LOS ANGELES -- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, saves nearly double the number of lives on television than it does in real life, leading people to believe it is far more effective than doctors a View More...
Celine Dion returns to the stage amid husband's battle with cancer
8/29/2015 10:48:32 PM Big News Network
LAS VEGAS -- Singer Celine Dion made an emotional return to the Las Vegas stage Thursday amid her husband Rene Angelil's throat cancer battle.

Before the show started, Dion held a press conference to View More...

Utah man dies of plague days after CDC issues warning
8/29/2015 10:48:32 PM Big News Network
SALT LAKE CITY -- An elderly Utah man died from the plague earlier in the month, state health officials said two days after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about a View More...
Abnormal fat build-up in brain may accelerate Alzheimer's disease
8/29/2015 10:48:32 PM Big News Network
MONTREAL -- Fatty acid deposits in the brain may contribute significantly to the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease, researchers discovered in a recent study.

The discovery supports t View More...

OROP hunger strike enters 14th day, ex-servicemen write to president
8/29/2015 10:48:32 PM Big News Network
Ex-servicemen protesting over their demand for 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) have written to President Pranab Mukherjee, saying some veterans were developing medical complications due to their indefin View More...
Two army veterans on indefinite hunger strike hospitalised
8/29/2015 10:48:32 PM Big News Network
Two of the ex-servicemen on an indefinite hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar here to demand implementation of the 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) scheme were hospitalised on Saturday.

They are retired  View More...

Sheena murder mystery confusing, media overplaying it: Parrikar
8/29/2015 10:48:32 PM Big News Network
Conceding that he too is confused by the Sheena Bora murder mystery, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday blamed the media for overwhelmingly focussing on the sensational incident and skippin View More...
Six-year-old girl being sued in Austria
8/29/2015 10:48:32 PM Big News Network
A six-year-old girl is being sued for more than $38,000 in Austria for allegedly causing a skiing accident which left a woman with serious injuries.

The woman has started legal action against the chi View More...

Older adults excel in knowledge-based skills
8/29/2015 10:48:32 PM Big News Network
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Announcements
UNITY HOSPICE SUPPORTS VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT
Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis is inviting veterans in the St. Louis and Metro East community to share their stories of wartime to be submitted to the Library of Congress through a nationally-recognized program called the Veterans History Project. One of the world’s most respected research and cultural institutions, the Library of Congress will preserve these stories for future generations so they can better understand American history and the realities of war. Interested veterans are invited to contact Unity Hospice to schedule an appointment to share their personal stories in the form of unedited video-recorded interviews. Interviews will be conducted during the week of Aug. 16- 27, 2015. Read more about the Veterans History Project on their website at http://www.loc.gov/vets/. For more information about the Veterans History Project in your community or to schedule a time to share your story, please contact Unity Hospice Director of Program Development Brenda McGarvey at 618-954-6114 or volunteers@unityhospice.com.
Brenda McGarvey, bmcgarvey@unityhospice.com, Unity Hospice, 618-954-6114, www.unityhospice.com

NEW SERVICE HELPS SELL CARS
Introducing iAutoAgent—a new and better way to sell your used car. iAutoAgent could get you thousands of dollars more for your used car than you would from a dealership, and there’s no work to do! Think of us as a “real estate agent” for your car. Let our agents do all that advertising, meeting up with strangers, test-driving and haggling for you! The best part is that there is no upfront fee. We only get paid when we sell your car for the price you want! We guarantee great customer service. So go with iAutoAgent and Don’t Trade — Get Paid! www.iautoagent.com 636-614-3712
Rebecca Willowood, rebecca@iautoagent.com, iAutoAgent, 314-312-2468, www.iautoagent.com

HAPPY AT HOME OFFERS FREE EVALUATION

Seniors and their loved ones need a trusted advisor to consult who can provide suggestions about how to update their homes to make them safer for those who are aging in place. Happy at Home can adapt your home to be the safe and comfortable haven that you want and need. We can help you to prevent safety incidents before they occur. From home modifications to security/monitoring, from backup generators to quick tips that can make a senior’s life safer, experts at Happy at Home will help you evaluate your needs or those of your loved one. Imagine the peace of mind knowing that Mom won’t slip in the bathroom. Or that Dad can safely walk out to the mailbox without fearing those porch steps. Experts are available to discuss your needs or those of your loved one. Happy at Home will provide a no-charge evaluation so you, and your loved one, will sleep better. www.happyathomeseniorliving.com.
Michael Lipel, mike@digitalhorizonsgroup.com, Happy At Home, 314-229-8529, happyathomeseniorliving.com

PUZZLE STORE REFRESHES PRESENTATION
Puzzle Warehouse is the largest jigsaw puzzle, brain teaser and board game store in the world. Loved by thousands of local St Louis residents as well as online customers, its selection is unrivaled in the industry. The next time you stop on by you may notice some updates! Changes such as freshly painted walls make the store feel brighter and more welcoming. Additionally, completed and framed jigsaw puzzles now greet you at every turn. Not only do these framed puzzles look amazing, but they also help give you a better idea of what different puzzle styles look like assembled. You can find one of the largest puzzles "Life: The Great Challenge" framed and on display. This 24,000 piece puzzle truly is an incredible work of art that must been seen to be appreciated. It's becoming quite popular lately for people to display finished jigsaw puzzles on their walls as art. Display stands and shelves have also been rearranged to maximize your shopping experience and help with finding exactly what you need. These improvements have been made in preparation for the upcoming 4th quarter when Puzzle Warehouse is at its busiest.
Joe Rowland, jrowland@waytechnology.com, Puzzle Warehouse, 314-856-4030, http://www.puzzlewarehouse.com/

PRESENTER AVAILABLE TO SPEAK ON SENIOR TOPICS
Gray Matters Alliance is available to speak to your clients, group or organization. Current presentation topics include: A Safe Drive Through the Aging Process, geared directly for the senior driver on how to remain safe and mitigate risks; Adult Children with Aging Parent Drivers, geared towards adult children of senior drivers and providing a roadmap to help address the issues associated with aging; Bringing a Peaceful Resolution to Complex and Sensitive Issues, to identify areas of concern providing early intervention tools (CEU credits available); Driving Under the Influence of Dementia, to gain a further understanding of the role memory and executive functioning play in safe driving. These are all one-hour in length with time after for Q&A. They can be presented to professionals or directly to the adult children or seniors. Evenings available. Please visit our website for further descriptions of each presentation. www.graymattersalliance.com or contact Vicki Spraul 314-266-2678 vicki@graymattersalliance.com.
Vicki Spraul, vicki@graymattersalliance.com, Gray Matters Alliance, LLC, 314-266-2678, www.graymattersalliance.com

SERVICE AIMS TO DECREASE CLIENTS’ STRESS LEVELS
Errands 4 U Mobile Services is an organization that was designed to decrease stress on working professionals and elders. Don't let your errands run you—let me run your errands!
Scheron Courson, scheronc@yahoo.com, Errands 4 U Mobile Services, 314-865-9232

NEW PERSONAL CARE PROVIDER OFFERS INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICE
A new service in St. Louis and surrounding areas aims to be “your very own personal care provider to meet all your needs.” Norita Bonaparte’s Soft Touch Personal Care will be offering 1-hour free personal care services in the privacy of clients' own homes. For more Information, contact Ms. Rita for a free consultation at 314-517-1242. Give your loved ones the service they deserve.
Norita Bonaparte, noritabonaparte@yahoo.com, Soft Touch Personal Care Provider, 314-517-1242

SLU STUDY ADDS WEIGHT TO UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION
Despite their ubiquity, nutrition supplements add weight, not longevity for many seniors. Research conducted at St. Louis University reveals that while taking nutritional supplements helps older adults in the general population gain weight, they don’t necessarily live longer or function better than those who don’t take supplements. However, supplements can improve the ability of those who are malnourished or frail to function and help them live longer. Nutrition supplements are beverages such as Ensure or Boost that contain vitamins, minerals, proteins and calories and frequently are taken between meals, in addition to traditional foods. Malnutrition in the elderly is a significant problem, affecting up to 15 percent of those in long-term care facilities, says Julie Gammack, M.D., professor of geriatrics and lead author of the article that was published early this year in Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care. “Malnutrition and weight loss are common and have serious consequence for older adults. It’s often under-recognized in the elderly population and its consequences can be devastating,” said Gammack, a SLUCare Physician Group geriatrician.
Nancy Solomon, solomonn@slu.edu, Saint Louis University, 314-977-8017, slu.edu

AFFORDABLE GERIATRIC DENTAL CARE AVAILABLE
Research has shown that poor oral health can have a negative impact on an older adult’s overall health and well-being. Senior citizens face unique dental care challenges, which most of the time, may not fit into their budgets. Since these services make up a distinctive aspect of geriatric dental care, it is essential seniors know where to find the best dental care and at an affordable price. The new St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Clinic, located at 1500 Park Avenue in St. Louis’s Lafayette Square, is a pioneering collaboration between A.T. Still University and Affinia Healthcare. The beautiful $24 million, 79,000-square-foot facility provides oral healthcare for thousands of underserved residents. Services are performed by licensed dental providers and third- and fourth-year dental students from A.T. Still University's Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health. Services include comprehensive exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, extractions, crowns, dentures and partial, root canal and more. The clinic accepts Mo HealthNet (Medicaid), dental insurance and offers discounted fees for individuals without dental coverage. For appointments call 314-833-2700.
Donna Andrews, dandrews@affiniahealthcare.org, Affinia Healthcare 314-658-4870, www.affiniahealthcare.org

NEW TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVERS
AW Health Care announces a professional caregiver training program called Educating Tomorrow’s Caregivers (ETC) which is designed for caregivers working in senior living facilities. Now professional caregivers can learn CPR, dementia training and can get certified to pass medications...right where they work. Many other classes as well as needed vaccinations for caregivers and families available. Call 314-330-7992 for more information on class schedules and pricing.
Rebecca Boerner, r.boerner@awhealthcare.net, AW Health Care, 314-726-5600, www.awhealthcare.net

AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN ADOPTED
A three-year Age-Friendly Community Action Plan was adopted by the St. Louis County Council, representing the completion of the first phase of St. Louis County’s participation in the WHO’s/AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The action plan includes over 70 recommendations to be undertaken by St. Louis County departments over the next three years. The actions range in scope from providing an age-friendly focus on St. Louis County’s services and programs to the creation of new programs and initiatives in the coming years. The actions address issues on four age-friendly focus areas: Health & Wellness; Social & Civic Engagement; Mobility & Accessibility; Safe & Attractive Neighborhoods. A 24-member Citizen Advisory Taskforce acted as a steering committee and helped guide development of the action plan. Important deliverables created during the planning phase include an assessment report, Aging Successfully in St. Louis County, and an analysis of the economic security of St. Louis County’s seniors. Links to the action plan and other documents can be found at www.stlouisco.com/agefriendly.
Lori Fiegel, LFiegel@StLouisCo.com, St. Louis County, 314-615-5413, www.stlouisco.com/agefriendly

In Search Of...
VOLUNTEERS: HOSPICE
Cooperative Hospice is looking for volunteers to help provide support to our patients and families. Volunteers help the patients and families through sitting with the patient, life review, veteran support, simple chores, music, and listening. If you can help, please let us know as it would be exciting to have your smiling face care for our patients. We also need administrative help with mailings and office support.
Sandy Teismann, steismann@cooperativehomecare.com, Cooperative Hospice, 314-571-7855
Lectures / Cont. Education
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Cape Albeon/The Harbor

Free workshop on How to Pay for Long Term Care. Learn about VA benefits and other options. Presentation by financial and legal professionals. We welcome the public and professional community. Workshop will be held in The Harbor Chapel, 3380 Lake Bend Drive St. Louis, MO 63088. RSVP: 636-395-0877.
Deirdre Cechin, deirdre@eldercareadvisors.org, ElderCareAdvisors, 636-395-0877, www.quinnestatelaw.com

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Small Business & Technology Center

Starting a Business In Missouri. In just 3 hours, you will discover if you have what it takes to be an owner by assessing your strengths and weakness; learn how to assess the industry, market and competition; discuss legal and regulatory requirements; find successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders and investors; learn the importance of a business plan; identify sources of funding; and receive a start-up manual.  Fee: $99.00. Free to dislocated workers. If you are a dislocated or laid-off worker registered with jobs.mo.gov, you could attend this workshop at no cost. Contact Lynette Oliver at 314-657-3768 to register. Small Business & Technology Center, 1520 Market Street, 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO. 63103.
Diane Oliver, beckld@missouri,edu, Small Business & Technology Development Center, 314-657-3768, https://www,missouribusiness.net

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at SLATE American Job Center

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan.  In just 3 hours, you will learn key elements of a business plan including: writing style; required content; how to use a business plan as a management tool;  understanding what a business plan should look like and how to get started. Fee: $49.00. No Cost to Dislocated Workers. If you are a dislocated or laid-off worker registered with job.mo.gov, you could attend this workshop at no cost.1520 Market Street, 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103. To register call 314-657-3768.
Diane Oliver, beckld@missouri,edu, Small Business & Technology Development Center, 314-657-3768, https://www,missouribusiness.net

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25
6:00 p.m. at Pulaski Bank Creve Coeur

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft. Your credit can be ruined in a matter of weeks by someone else if they steal your identity. During this free financial workshop you'll learn how to: protect your identity; prevent identity theft; report identity theft; make disputes to credit reporting agencies. Reservations required. Visit our website at www.pulaskibank.com for more information or to register.
Jennifer Beger, jbeger@pulaskibank.com, Pulaski Bank, 314-878-2210, www.pulaskibank.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26
10:00 a.m. at NCJW-St. Louis

OACAP will host Delores Clayton from CLAIM, a nonprofit organization providing free, unbiased information about Medicare to Missourians. The event will be held at the NCJW offices, 295 N. Lindbergh, St. Louis MO 63141. There is no cost to attend, and all are welcome. Light refreshments. For further information or to RSVP, e-mail hsilverman@ncjwstl.org or call the National Council of Jewish Women at 314-993-5181. The Older Adult Community Action Program (OACAP) is a community based, non-sectarian, committee of the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section, working to promote the welfare of older adults through community action, advocacy, and education.
Heather Silverman, hsilverman@ncjwstl.org, NCJW-St. Louis Section, 314-993-5181, ncjwstl.org

MONDAY, AUGUST 31
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Clubs Centre Bldg.

What is an Elder Law Attorney? Take advantage of this free presentation to learn what an elder law attorney is and when you may need to see one. Space is limited so you must RSVP; call 314-729-0200 or email info@reuterlawfirm.com. Reuter Merkle Law Firm, 12300 Old Tesson Road, Suite 100 H near the intersection of I-270 and Highway 21.
Rhett Beede, info@reuterlawfirm.com, Reuter Merkle Law Firm, LLC, 314-729-0200, http://www.reuterlawfirm.com/

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
8:00 a.m. at Bilingual International Assistant Services

1329 Macklind Ave #200, St. Louis, MO 63110 Sergeant Jeremy Romo, Coordinator for the Saint Louis County Police Department Crisis Intervention Team, will present, "St. Louis County Police Crisis Intervention Team." RSVP by emailing Leckhardt@yourestatematters.com or calling 314.966.8077.
Logan Eckhardt, Leckhardt@yourestatematters.com, Amen, Gantner & Capriano - Attorneys at Law, Your Estate Matters, L.L.C., 314-966-8077, www.yourestatematters.com

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
At Il Monastero

Two Continuing Education Sessions offered related to Older Adults. "Ethical Perspectives on Older Adult Mobility” 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and "Change, Loss, and Grief” 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Held at Il Monastero, 3050 Olive Street near SLU campus. $30 each session for SLU alumni; $50 for others or at the door. To register, visit https://billpay.slu.edu/C20197_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=13 or email conted@slu.edu.
Saint Louis University Continuing Education, conted@slu.edu, SLU School of Social Work, 314-977-6858, www.slu.edu/x13020.xml

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Brooking Park

Missouri Senior Information Consultant Training. Who should attend? LeadingAge Missouri organizational members who are challenged to provide the appropriate information and referral options in order to help locate available care and services for seniors and their caregivers. Cost: $150.00 per attendee. Fee includes lunch, refreshments, and on-going access to the “Consultants Help Center” website and forums. Those who maintain certification may use the trademark “Missouri Senior Information ConsultantTM”. Cancellation Policy: Registration fees will be refunded if you cancel at least four business days prior to the training. A $25 cancellation fee will be charged. A full-color manual in a three-ring binder, with chapter tabs and all resources, will be provided for you at the registration desk. 5.5 administrative hours CEUs have been approved by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators through LeadingAge Missouri TA-015-115. Final online evaluation and test are required to receive CEU certificate. Call or visit LeadingAge Missouri website. Click on Education, then Missouri Senior Information Consultant to view brochure and register online.
Nancie  McAnaugh, MissouriSeniorInformationConsultant@LeadingAgeMissouri.org, LeadingAgeMissouri, 573-635-6244, www.LeadingAgeMissouri.org

SEPTEMBER 21 THRU 25
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at SLATE

FastTrac New Venture: A five day workshop for aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs. Designed specially for entrepreneurs in the early stages of business development, FastTrac New Venture helps you uncover the answers, it also helps you determine the questions to ask. Save time and money by testing the feasibility of your business concept before you launch. More information at www.fasttrac.org. Fee: $795.00 (No cost to dislocated workers.) To be held at SLATE American Job Center, 1520 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. To register or to learn more, call 314-657-3768. Recommended parking: Kiel Center Garage at the corner of Clark & 16th streets.
Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, SBTDC, 314-657-3768, missouribusiness.net

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Lodge Des Peres

The 4th Annual Elder Care Planning Forum - Practical Tips for Professionals. CEUs available for Social Workers, Geriatric Case Managers, Certified Financial Planners, Insurance Agents, and Nursing Home Administrators. Register for the program online at Eventbrite.com or contact The Laiderman Law Firm, P.C., at 314-514-9100. Early Registration (before 09/01/15) is $40. Late Registration (on or after 09/01/15) is $50. Limited seating; register now.
Joe Ilges, joe@laidermanlaw.com, The Laiderman Law Firm PC, 314-514-9100

OCTOBER 1
Save the date! VillAGE of Many Colors Symposium: Empowering Ourselves to Impact Our Communities. A new educational event for community and organization leaders who are 60+. Venue to be announced. For more information, please email mary.wang@bilingualstl.org.
Ellen Sherman, ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org, Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org

NOV. 30 thru DEC. 4
at St. Charles Extension

FastTrac New Venture: Learn how to open your own business! Workshop topics include: program introduction and entrepreneurial profile; identifying and assessing venture opportunities; concept development; entry strategies; market research and analysis; market penetration; pricing and profitability; budgeting. St. Charles Extension, 260 Brown Road, St. Peters, MO 63376. Offered at no cost to Dislocated Workers. To register, or for more information, call 314-657-3768. Workshops are limited to 20 participants, and classes fill quickly. Workshop expenses including continental breakfast, lunch and seminar materials are provided through a grant from the Missouri Division of Workforce Development.
Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, SBTDC, 314-657-3768, missouribusiness.net
Support & Counseling
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m at Crossroads Hospice

If you are looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity, Crossroads Hospice is offering a training to become either a direct care volunteer or an administrative volunteer. Do you want to read, sing, talk, sit with patients? Visit with your pet? Run errands for caregivers? Help plan meaningful "Gift of a Day" events? Or help with mailings and other office work? Join us for a day of training and exploration, lunch included. Call Volunteer Manager Liz Nelson for requirements and more information at 636-735-2033 and help create quality of life at the end of life!
Liz Nelson, elizabeth.nelson@crossroadshospice.com, Crossroads Hospice, 636-735-2033, www.crossroadshospice.com

OCTOBER 22 & 23
The Alzheimer's Association is proud to partner with the Gerontology Program at University of Missouri-St. Louis to bring training to St. Louis for organizations who wish to start or enhance a volunteer respite program. According to the Family Caregiving Alliance, nearly 66 million Americans provide care and support for a loved one who is ill, disabled or aged. Those families need a break, and the reality of paid services is unrealistic for many. The REST program provides training for organizations, agencies, faith communities and others who wish to build a voluntary-respite program. The REST program will offer a train-the-trainer in St. Louis October 22 and 23. For questions, please email srohlfs@alz.org or visit the REST website: http://www.marklund.org/programs-and-services/respite-services/rest-training-program/future-rest-trainings.
Stephanie Rohlfs-Young, srohlfs@alz.org, Alzheimer's Association, 314-801-0449, www.alz.org/stl

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3
at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

Join us at VOYCE’s Annual Caregiver Awards Luncheon. Get your tickets early because the 2014 Luncheon sold out two weeks before the event. As in 2014, we expect a record crowd of over 500 attendees to join us to honor exceptional caregivers in long-term care throughout the Greater St. Louis and northeast Missouri region. In 2014, 80 inspirational caregivers from 49 communities were honored at the event showcasing care giving at its best. Honoring the nominees in 2015 will be representatives from among the 330 long-term care communities as well as home care and hospice agencies in a 21-county service area -- including administrators, owners, managers, directors of nursing, nursing staff, therapists, activity directors, social workers, support services staff, volunteers, residents and family members. Awards will be presented to the "best of the best" caregivers as well as to 20-Year Lifetime Awards recipients. Have tissues ready as you hear the compelling and inspirational stories of the 20 winners. Sponsorships, nomination forms and early-bird tickets available www.voycestl.org/events/caregiver-awards-luncheon.
Kristin Pendleton, kpendleton@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-919-2410, http://www.voycestl.org/events/caregiver-awards-luncheon/

ONGOING: WEEKLY

To those who have experienced the loss of a loved one, Hospice Advantage offers support. Our Chaplain, Lorna Lawrence, is currently facilitating two meetings. The second Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m., Uncle Bills Breakfast House at 14196 Manchester Rd. Meal is on your own. Every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. with a free lunch afterwards at Memorial Boulevard Christian Church, 3000 Kingshighway. Beginning in September, a new group will meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Hospice Advantage office, 2258 Schuetz Rd., Suite 116. Light refreshments provided. Lorna has a BS in Psychology, and completed an internship in pastoral care and clinical pastoral orientation, pastored churches and campus ministry, volunteered as chaplain at St. Louis Psychiatric Center and was a Deputy Juvenile Officer specializing in family systems.
Michael White, mwhite@hospiceadvantage.com, Hospice Advantage, 314-731-4700, www.hospiceadvantage.com

ONGOING MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS:


SECOND MONDAYS
6:30 p.m. to  8:00 p.m. at Cancer Support Community

Colorectal Cancer Monthly Networking Group. Designed for those affected by colorectal cancer, this group provides a forum for discussion and education on issues associated with colorectal cancer like lifestyle changes, body image, sleep, diet, post-surgery issues, etc. Family and friends welcome. Cancer Support Community is located at 1058 Old Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131.
Linda Novak, lnovak@cancersupportstl.org, Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis, 314-238-2000, www.cancersupportstl.org

THIRD MONDAYS
6:30 p.m. to  8:30 p.m. at Cancer Support Community

Gynecological Cancers Monthly Networking Group is an active, nurturing support group that shares information and discusses pertinent issues such as nutrition, coping skills, fear of recurrence, intimacy challenges, and genetic concerns. For women newly diagnosed and survivors, female family and friends. This group made possible by Macy’s. July 20: Ask the Expert: Palliative Care, Pain and Symptom Management with Vicki Boehmer, RN, BSN, CHPN Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Cancer Support Community is located at 1058 Old Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131.
Linda Novak, lnovak@cancersupportstl.org, Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis, 314-238-2000, www.cancersupportstl.org

FIRST TUESDAYS
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cancer Support Community

Families Connect: a monthly networking group for families and children impacted by cancer. Reservations required. Call 314-238-2000 by noon on the Monday preceding group. Dinner is served. Families Connect is a program for the whole family when a parent, grandparent, or adult relative has cancer. A family support group is held while the children and teens (ages 5-18) meet for equal parts support and fun! Cancer Support Community is located at 1058 Old Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131.
Linda Novak, lnovak@cancersupportstl.org, Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis, 314-238-2000, www.cancersupportstl.org

THIRD WEDNESDAYS

6:00 p.m. at Missouri Baptist

Stroke education and support group, held in the east pavilion, fourth floor, therapy gym. This group is for all current or former patients and caregivers who have been or could be affected by a stroke. Licensed Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapists lead this informative class focusing on varied topics such as: Stroke Prevention, Daily Living, Communication, Safety, Functional Mobility, Discharge Planning, Understanding Change, Recurrent Stroke Prevention. For more information, call 314-996-5000 ext. 81825 or email Gina Braden at gbraden@bjc.org.
Brandy Earls, brandy.earls@bjc.org, Missouri Baptist, 314-996-6588, www.missouribaptist.org

FOURTH WEDNESDAYS
5:30 pm. to 7:00 p.m. at David C Pratt Cancer Center

Breast Cancer Monthly Networking Group. RSVP Preferred (Salad Provided). Suite 1440, John Krey Cancer Information Center, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, 607 S. New Ballas Rd., 63141 An educational and emotionally safe group, in collaboration with Mercy, for women newly diagnosed and survivors, female family and friends.
Linda Novak, lnovak@cancersupportstl.org, Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis, 314-238-2000, www.cancersupportstl.org

FIRST THURSDAYS
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Cancer Support Community

Lung Cancer networking group begins with Q & A with an oncology nurse, followed by group sharing and support. The group provides a nurturing environment to learn about and discuss coping skills, disease management, and quality of life during and after treatment. Made possible by a generous donation from the Lung Cancer Connection. Cancer Support Community is located at 1058 Old Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131.
Linda Novak, lnovak@cancersupportstl.org, Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis, 314-238-2000, www.cancersupportstl.org

FIRST THURSDAYS
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm. at Cancer Support Community

Bereavement Networking Group is a place for adults and their family members to connect with others who are dealing with the loss of a friend or family member from cancer. This group includes dinner. This group is made possible by Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation RSVP to 314-238-2000. Cancer Support Community is located at 1058 Old Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131.
Linda Novak, lnovak@cancersupportstl.org, Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis, 314-238-2000, www.cancersupportstl.org

THIRD THURSDAYS

6:00 p.m. at Sunrise Senior Living

Alzheimer's Dementia Family Caregivers Support Group sponsored by Right at Home St Louis. The support group is a place where you can ask questions, share stories and get support from professionals, volunteers and other family caregivers who understand exactly what you're going through. Meetings are held at Sunrise Senior Living Chesterfield located at 1880 Clarkson Rd Chesterfield, MO. 63017.  At our next meeting on August 20, Right at Home community educator Mark Frazblau will present "Managing Stress." Please RSVP with Trish at trish@rahstl.com or call for additional details: 314-402-2535.
Trish Cooper, trish@rahstl.com, Right at Home St Louis, 314-567-5545, rahstl.com

THIRD THURSDAYS
6:30    p.m. to 8:30 p.. at Cancer Support Community

Brain Tumor Monthly Networking Group is a caring environment to learn about and discuss issues associated with brain cancer: memory, cognitive losses and challenges, communication, and the impact on family. Family and friends welcome. Cancer Support Community is located at 1058 Old Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131.
Linda Novak, lnovak@cancersupportstl.org, Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis, 314-238-2000, www.cancersupportstl.org

FOURTH THURSDAYS
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Siteman Cancer Center

Ann Arenberg Pancreatic Cancer Monthly Networking Group. Attendees exchange stories, treatment tips, and share concerns about quality of life, intensity of diagnosis, nutritional issues, and other effects of pancreatic cancer. Family and friends welcome. This group made possible by the Arenberg Family. Held at  Siteman Cancer Center, West County, 2nd Floor Conference Room.
Linda Novak, lnovak@cancersupportstl.org, Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis, 314-238-2000, www.cancersupportstl.org

FOURTH THURSDAYS
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  at Cancer Support Community

Next Step: Connection. Connect with others who are finished with treatment or on maintenance treatment and are getting back into life. A guest speaker will be present quarterly to address the many issues related to survivorship. Discussion will follow. July 23: Intimacy after Cancer with Kassi Corley, LCSW. Cancer Support Community is located at 1058 Old Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131.
Linda Novak, lnovak@cancersupportstl.org, Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis, 314-238-2000, www.cancersupportstl.org

ONGOING TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

BJC Hospice offers two grief support groups for those who have lost a spouse or life partner. Threshold is designed for those who are still in the workforce or care for children and meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in University City. Portals is designed for spouses or partners who are no longer working and meets the third Thursday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in St. Peters, MO. For more information, please contact Sandy Dillon at 314-953-1683.
Sandra Dillon, sandra.dillon@bjc.org, BJC Hospice, 314-872-5050, www.bjchospice.org

ONGOING, SECOND FRIDAYS
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Alton Memorial

Caregivers support group is held at The Center for Senior Renewal on the second Friday of every month at Alton Memorial Hospital. All are welcome. For more information please call 618-463-7895.
Meredith Parker, map3737@bjc.org, Center for Senior Renewal, 618-463-7895

Medical
Life expectancy climbs worldwide but people spend more years living with illness and disability
8/28/2015 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 as healthy life expectancy grows; ischemic heart disease, lower respiratory infections, and stroke cause the most health loss... View More...
Surprised? Cholinergic neurons send broadcasts enabling us to learn from the unexpected
8/28/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
When a large combat unit, widely dispersed in dense jungle, goes to battle, no single soldier knows precisely how his actions are affecting the unit's success or failure. View More...
Growth hormone reduces risk of osteoporosis fractures in older women
8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Long-term follow-up study shows benefits lasted for years after randomized trialFor years after it was administered, growth hormone continued to reduce the risk of fractures and helped maintain... View More...
HIV testing among older adults is declining, despite CDC recommendation
8/27/2015 9:00:00 AM Aging Research
Researchers led by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health examined HIV testing trends among adults ages 50 through 64 both before and after 2006, when the Centers for Disease Control and... View More...
Study of 'fountain of youth' protein points to possible human health benefit
8/27/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Patients with higher blood levels of growth factor have lower risk of cardiovascular problemsIndividuals previously diagnosed with heart disease may be less likely to experience heart failure... View More...
Declining awareness of memory loss precedes dementia
8/27/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Researchers have demonstrated that the awareness of memory loss begins to decline in people 2-3 years before they develop dementia. View More...
New lens effective treatment of dry AMD, established wet forms of AMD, other macular disease including maculopathy
8/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Aging Research
Following revolutionary eye surgery at the London Eye Hospital to implant a state-of-the-art iolAMD lens in her eye, retired classroom assistant Irene Da Silva has realised her dream of seeing her... View More...
High use of alternative medicine in senior oncology patients
8/26/2015 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
Many seniors with cancer are also using complementary or alternative medicines that could interfere with their cancer treatmentAlternative medicines are widely thought to be at least harmless and... View More...
Omega-3 supplements, physical activity fail to show effect against cognitive decline
8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
New research fails to show a benefit from exercise or dietary supplementation on levels of cognitive brain health, but experts say lifestyle factors should not be written off. View More...
Study links physical activity to greater mental flexibility in older adults
8/25/2015 4:00:00 AM Aging Research
One day soon, doctors may determine how physically active you are simply by imaging your brain. View More...
Study backs flu vaccinations for elderly
8/25/2015 3:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new study of the records of millions of nursing home residents affirms the value of influenza vaccination among the elderly. View More...
A third of very elderly Americans 'on statins without evidence'
8/25/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Statins are increasingly being used in people over 79 years of age who have not yet shown any signs of vascular disease - contrary to the available evidence, say researchers. View More...
Stopping antihypertensive therapy in older patients did not improve functioning
8/24/2015 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
Discontinuing antihypertensive therapy for patients 75 or older with mild cognitive deficits did not improve short-term cognitive, psychological or general daily functioning, according to an... View More...
Anti-aging tricks from dietary supplement seen in mice
8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Alpha-lipoic acid stimulates telomerase in vascular smooth muscleIn human cells, shortened telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes, are both a sign of aging and contribute to it. View More...
Weak doses of radiation prolong life of female flies, scientists find
8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
These findings could reveal the genes that enable the prolongation of life and in the future lead to the creation of a means to prevent aging in humansDrosophilaflies (fruit flies) are at the... View More...
Levels of dementia may be stabilizing, says report
8/21/2015 9:00:00 AM Aging Research
The rise of dementia that was previously predicted may be false after researchers discover the number of people with the condition is stabilizing in some countries.  View More...
Study provides hope for some human stem cell therapies
8/21/2015 3:00:00 AM Aging Research
An international team of scientists headed by biologists at UC San Diego has discovered that an important class of stem cells known as human "induced pluripotent stem cells," or iPSCs, which are... View More...
Home-based treatment is cost-effective alternative for heart patients
8/21/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Post-discharge disease management provided in their own homes could be a cost-effective alternative for recently-hospitalized elderly patients with chronic heart failure (CHF)Just published in... View More...
Stem cells derived from amniotic membrane can benefit retinal diseases when transplanted
8/20/2015 4:00:00 AM Aging Research
Tests on animal models show that MSCs secrete growth factors that suppress causes of diabetic retinopathy and macular degenerationA team of researchers in South Korea has successfully... View More...
Updated screening policies could detect more abdominal aortic aneurysms
8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Updating national screening policies could help detect a deadly form of aneurysm in older men; saving lives and resources, according to research presented in the Journal of the American Heart... View More...
'Stress hormone' levels in saliva could pinpoint seniors with cognitive decline
8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Researchers found older adults with high levels of the 'stress hormone' cortisol in their saliva had smaller brain volume and poorer memory and thinking skills. View More...
Vitamin D supplements could help reduce falls in homebound elderly
8/18/2015 7:00:00 AM Aging Research
Every year falls affect approximately one in three older adults living at home, with approximately one in 10 falls resulting in serious injury. View More...
The nonagenarian athlete: Researchers study Olga Kotelko's brain
8/18/2015 5:00:00 AM Aging Research
In the summer of 2012, Olga Kotelko, a 93-year-old Canadian track-and-field athlete with more than 30 world records in her age group, visited the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology... View More...
Dream of feeling less tired? The trick comes with age
8/18/2015 4:00:00 AM Aging Research
The elderly are doing something right. New research into the effects of age on sleep suggests our older community sleep less, but report better quality sleep, and feel more awake during the day. View More...
Smart diapers tell you when they need changing
8/18/2015 3:00:00 AM Aging Research
In a bid to improve the care of the elderly and bed-ridden, researchers have developed a diaper sensor that alerts caregivers by SMS to inform them when the napkin needs changing. View More...
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